Sensitive skin of the face. How to care for her?
Natural factors are also important, this type of skin instantly reacts to any changes. Wind, sun, frost, air temperature and any climatic changes, poor-quality cosmetics and improper care are external pests of this skin type. They also include cigarette smoke, smog in the atmosphere, alcohol, aggressive intervention of aesthetic medicine such as peeling and dermabrasion, sunburn, shaving with a blade. Internal factors are also very important: stress, depression, hormonal changes (taking contraceptives and hormonal drugs, menstrual disorders, menopause, pregnancy), diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, internal organs and skin, poor diet (excessive consumption of spicy, salty, spicy foods). , tea, coffee, carbonated drinks). The impact of all these factors leads to a violation of the hydro-lipid layer of the skin, and it is not able to retain moisture itself, synthesize fat, which leads to a violation of the epidermal barrier. The response is peeling, tightness, itching, redness, skin rash. Care for sensitive skin should be minimal and easy. The first rule: to limit contact with water, in particular with water and sea. Also, be careful with saunas and steam rooms. For washing it is best to use cosmetic milk, a mild tonic that does not contain alcohol, and thermal or mineral water. Thermal water in the form of a spray is recommended to use throughout the day without restrictions, as it moisturizes the skin, contains no preservatives, dyes, is not allergenic and is a natural product. Do not wash with hot or cold water, as this irritates the skin. The choice of cosmetics should be taken seriously, because sensitive skin can be of several types. It is a mistake to assume that this is necessarily dry skin. It can be both dry and oily. It is very important to take into account that the texture of care products should be soft and soft, it is impossible to overload the skin. It is necessary to help her recover regeneration and exchange functions. It is best to seek advice from a dermatologist or cosmetologist. The first important aspect in choosing a cream for sensitive skin, to which it is necessary to pay attention – the cream should be marked “hypoallergenic”! Carefully study the composition of the cream. It may include medical and anti-inflammatory components that are effective for irritation and itching. Allantoin – has anti-inflammatory properties and protects sensitive skin from the effects of aggressive components of cosmetics. Panthenol is used to accelerate healing in injuries of the skin and mucous membranes of various origins. Green tea extract – normalizes exchange functions. Aloe vera – moisturizes, nourishes, protects, restores, normalizes, slows the aging process. Vegetable oils: jojoba – oil has a slight anti-inflammatory effect, which allows its use even for oily skin with hypersensitivity; almonds – first of all it has a good nourishing, softening and rejuvenating effect; wheat germ oil – stimulates cell renewal, has a softening, moisturizing, nourishing, cleansing and anti-inflammatory effect. Vitamin E – protects cells from damage, slows the oxidation of fats and the formation of free radicals. A necessary component is sunscreens. Masks for sensitive skin can be prepared at home, without resorting to expensive drugs (once again I remind you – always, any products that you want to buy in a pharmacy for sensitive skin of the face, you must test it on your wrist before use!). The most simple and useful will be a mask of grated cucumber. Lay the gruel evenly on gauze and leave on face for 20-25 minutes. You can cut cucumber into circles. To whom it is convenient. Moisturizing, softening and cleansing is guaranteed. No less effective and simple will be a mask of cottage cheese. Pound it in a mortar until a homogeneous slurry and apply on the face evenly. You can add a tablespoon of honey, you can mix cottage cheese with a tablespoon of olive oil or banana pulp. With honey, be careful, it can cause irritation, so, as is the case with the choice of cream, check on the wrist. Enough to leave for 8−10 minutes, and if there are the slightest signs of irritation, then honey should be discarded. These masks perfectly nourish the skin of the face and keep them enough for 15 minutes. To remove irritation from sensitive skin will help potatoes. Just like a cucumber, rub on a grater and lay out a thin layer on gauze, which we leave on the face for 10−15 minutes, or, as in the case of cucumber, cut into circles. Excellent refreshing and tones. A soothing mask for irritated sensitive skin can also be made from half the mango pulp, a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of starch. All mix until smooth and apply on face for 15−20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.